Godwottery

[gɒd'wɒt(ə)ri]
noun Brit. humorous affectedly archaic or elaborate speech or writing.
Origin
1930s: from the line ‘A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!’, in T. E. Brown's poem My Garden (1876).

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • Godwottery — noun a) Affectedly archaic or elaborate speech writing. b) An affected or over elaborate style of gardening or attitude towards gardens …   Wiktionary

  • Godwottery — n. joc. affected, archaic, or excessively elaborate speech or writing, esp. regarding gardens. Etymology: God wot (in a poem on gardens, by T. E. Brown 1876) …   Useful english dictionary

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